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Add a user account of another compute in workgroup
How can I share files between workgroup computer and domain/workgroup computer
How to change computer name and workgroup name
There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request -
\\Computername is not accessible
Error:
Not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource

How can I use domain laptop to access a peer-to-peer network
Some users  may occasionally be unable to gain access to your shared folder
How to setup home or peer-to-peer network
Which name resolution should be used for home or workgroup network

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Q: How can I share files between workgroup computer and domain/workgroup computer?

I have a home wireless network and share files and a printer between two computers.  I also use Win 2000/XP  laptop at work with domain network. How can I share files between these computers at home?

A: Deepening on your network setup, you may 1) Logon local laptop using the same logon id and password on both machine.
2) change workgroup name to match win2000 domain and the laptop needs to install at home first ad then join the domain .
3) without changing the workgroup name and logon ID, just enable guest account in win 2000/XP. 
 4)  If you are running XP, enable Simple File Sharing.
5) logon domain user on the domain laptop (even the workgroup is different), use command net use \\workgroupcomputer /user:administrator, (here administrator is workgroup computer local administrator), the enter workgroup computer administrator password. You should be able to access the workgroup resources.

For consultants, refer to workgroup ASP page.

There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request - \\Computername is not accessible

Symptom: you may receive above error message when logging on a domain network option at home network without connecting to the domain controller and trying to access other computers in the home network.

Resolution: because you are logging the domain network without a domain server available to process authenticate, you may have two options to fix the problem. 1) You can use command net use \\computername /user:username (here the username is the remote computer logon username). You will be asked for the password (the password must match the remote computer logon user's password). 2) At home, setup the workgroup as the same domain name, test every thing on the laptop and then join the domain at work.

Error: Not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource

Symptom: Your WinXP,  in a peer-to-peer network,  may receive the following error when you double-click My Network Places/Computers Near Me: <Workgroup Name> is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource.
Resolution:
1) Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on one or more computers in the workgroup. To do that, go to properties of Local Area Connection>properties of Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)>General> Advanced>WINS, check Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP (If you have a DHCP-assigned IP address, select Use NetBIOS setting from the DHCP server ). 2) Make sure the Computer Browser service is started.

How can I use domain laptop to access a peer-to-peer network

My W2K pro laptop is in the work domain and W2K pro home PC is in a workgroup.  I want to use the shared printer on the workgroup PC to print from my domain PC.  I get "No login server available..." when trying to connect to the home PC from the work PC.  I can log into my work PC locally, but then I have to use a new profile and log on/off, etc.  Is there anyway for me to be able to print through the workgroup PC without having to log out of my domain profile?

A: You may have many options: 1) Create a workgroup name to match your domain name first and test all connect on the home network, then join the laptop to the domain.  You should be able to logon the domain at work and home, and the laptop can access the workgroup resources too. 2)
Logon domain user on the domain laptop (even the workgroup is different), use command net use \\workgroupcomputer /user:administrator, (here administrator is workgroup computer local administrator), the enter workgroup computer administrator password. You should be able to access the workgroup resources. 3) Create the same username and password on both workgroup and domain so that you can access both resources. 4) At home logon local computer.

Q: Some users  may occasionally be unable to gain access to your shared folder.

A: No more than 10 other people can connect to your computer at one time if you are using peer-to-peer network.

How to setup home or peer-to-peer network

If all of the computers in a peer-to-peer workgroup don't have a common networking protocol, a common workgroup, and common user names and passwords, the computers may experience a difficulty to communicate with other computers that are running Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 95, or Microsoft Windows 98. To resolve this issue, configure the computers by ensuring that they have a common networking protocol (TCP/IP), a common workgroup, and common user names and passwords. Also make sure enable File and Printer Sharing is installed.

 

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